Following implementation of recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission for central government employees, the Union Cabinet has given its approval for revision of pay scales for about 8 lakh teaching and other equivalent academic staff in higher educational institutions under the purview of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and in centrally funded technical institutions.
So, what is a Pay Commission?
Set up by the Government of India, it gives recommendations regarding the pay scale and pay structure for government employees. Since independence, 7 pay commissions have been set up. They are head quartered in Delhi, and they are given 18 months to give recommendations from the date of their formation.
Who are a part of the Pay Commission?
The members are appointed by the Union Cabinet.
The First Pay Commission was established in 1956, and since then, every decade has seen the birth of a commission that decides the wages of government employees for a particular time-frame.
Why was the fifth Pay Commission notorious?
The World Bank held the Fifth Pay Commission as the ‘single largest adverse shock’ to India’s strained public finances. It said that civil servants had a pronounced imbalance in their skills and payments.
When was the 7th Pay Commission set up?
It was announced on 4th February 2014, and headed by A K Mathur. On 29 June 2016, Government accepted the recommendation of 7th Pay Commission Report with an increase in salary of 14 percent after six month of intense evaluation and successive discussions.
The recent implementation of its recommendations will benefit those who are in the noble profession of teaching. The implementation of the pay revision will enhance the teachers’ pay in the range of Rs 10,400 and Rs 49,800.
It is a great news for all the government teachers, who have been the backbone of masses in the Indian educational system.